Free alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

Outlook: free and fee-based alternatives at a glance

 

Traditional e-mail is still a big part of online communication for private and for business use, with many users typically opting for Outlook as their e-mail client. But many private users and small businesses often look for Outlook alternatives, since Outlook can often end up...

 

Social engineering – the security gap at ‘layer 8’

Social engineering: human vulnerability exploited

 

The most effective system break-ins often happen without a scene. Instead of disrupting central network devices with DDoS attacks or sneaking through onto operating systems with Trojan horse techniques, hackers increasingly try to exploit the human security gap. There are various...

 

3D Secure

3D Secure: Mastercard and VISA are becoming more secure

 

These days, credit card fraud primarily takes place on the internet. Criminals use hacked information to take advantage of customers, retailers, and banks. In order to make internet purchases more secure, credit card companies like VISA and Mastercard have released a new version...

 

PSD2

PSD2: What does the Payment Services Directive mean for you?

 

When it comes to making payments on the internet, customers favour security and convenience over everything else. The payment process shouldn’t take long and must meet data protection requirements - after all, this is very sensitive data. Regarding PSD2, the EU is presenting a...

 

.eu domains and Brexit: What will happen?

EU domain names and Brexit: Will your domain name be revoked?

 

As of the UK’s withdrawal date from the European Union, individuals and businesses owning a .eu domain will face the risk of it being revoked should they fail to have an EU address. Read more about the European Commission’s communication and the steps to follow in order to...

 

Best Video editing programs

The 7 best video editing programs of 2019: beginner, advanced, and professional

 

Professionals use video editing software to create amazing films. However, video editing is not just for professionals. The best video editing programs of 2019 manage a balancing act between suitability for amateurs and professionals. With the right video editing software, you...

 

The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

Optimise your online shop: improve your Google ranking with SEO

With a little search engine optimisation (SEO), online retailers can greatly increase their reach —optimising your online shop for Google really makes sense. Many online retailers offer construction kits that you can use to set up your online store according to SEO criteria. By adhering to these guidelines your store will be listed higher in the Google search results in no time.

Search engine optimisation from A to Z

Between white hat SEO and black hat SEO lies a grey zone, aptly named grey hat SEO. Marketers use this area to increase their link juice and to obtain a better position in the SERPs. As you can see, there are many complicated technical terms when it comes to search engine optimisation, which can prove confusing for some. This small SEO glossary helps you to understand the terminology and means you...

VPN — secure data transfer through public networks

VPN implementations offer an affordable alternative for locally connecting networks, as well as making network resources available for external devices. In contrast to corporate networks, no private communication network is required. Instead, like the internet, VPNs rely on networks, and protect sensitive data through a process known as tunneling.

The most important SEO tools at a glance

If you want your business to be successful online there is no getting around Google. The magic term is search engine optimisation (SEO), and up until a few years ago this marketing knowledge was kept a secret. Now there are many practical tools that can help get you gain a better overview of the keywords, rankings, and performance of your website and can even be used by beginners.  

Synergy in search engine marketing: how to find the right SEO-SEA mix

Search engine optimisation and search engine advertising aims to increase the visibility of a website, gain more visitors, and generate conversions. These two components of search engine marketing (SEM) should not be viewed as two completely distinct features. Only with the right mix of SEO and SEA is it possible to achieve synergy in search engine marketing and, as a result, sustainably increase...

What is search engine marketing (SEM)?

Search engine marketing (SEM) is one of today’s most important online marketing channels. But what exactly is search engine marketing? And how do its subcomponents SEO and SEA vary from one another? By adhering to fundamental marketing measures for web searches, website operators are able to optimise strategic aspects of their websites, thereby gaining more visitors and enhancing their web...

Varnish Cache: a performance boost for dynamic websites

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its...

Keyword research – part 2: research tools

Putting together a useful keyword set isn’t as simple as thinking up a couple of search terms and jotting them down in a brainstorming session. Keyword research experts know to check the relevance of their terms and to try out different keyword variants and combinations to improve their positioning in Google’s search engine results pages. The following keyword research tools are great ways to...

Gain your customers’ trust with a trust seal

If you run an online shop, you’ll want users to not only browse your pages but to buy your products too. Getting a visitor to convert is your main focus. Quality content and strong references for your data security can strengthen users’ trust in your products. Trust seals can therefore help to clear any doubts users may have about the legitimacy of your store.

Web app of the week: WhatTheFont

The WhatTheFont tool from MyFonts allows you to find the web fonts you love. The latest winner of our ‘Web App of the Week’ series, this free tool identifies typefaces based on the nuances in their own, unique designs. All you need is a screenshot of some sample text; WhatTheFont does the rest for you.


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